Monster Haiku at Wildcard Friday April 13

March 11th, 2012 geekstar Posted in Art, Friends & Fun Times, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! 43 Comments »

Monster Haiku (book)  features artwork from “52 ills,” a weekly illustration blog created in 2009 by Rachel Arnold Sager, accompanied by haiku poetry by Will Rutherford. All of the proceeds from the project will benefit the March of Dimes, a national organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.

“It’s been extremely rewarding to work on such a creative project that also gives back to the community,” said Josh Sager, founder of Second Block Studio, who happened to be born a month early. “When Will Rutherford was looking for visual inspiration for his haiku, teaming up with Rachel was a natural fit. Will’s poems are contemporary and easy to identify with. And they can be silly, just like Rachel’s artwork.”

“I’ve always loved writing haiku because there’s a challenge associated with conveying emotion in such a restricted format,” said Rutherford. “Also, getting to work with such a talented artist as Rachel on top of being able to give back to the community has been a pleasure from start to finish.”

Second Block Studio will also hold an event on April 13th, from 6pm to 9pm showcasing the Monster Haiku Project. Wildcard, located at 4209 Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, will host an art show featuring Monster Haiku Vol. 1, as well as posters, cards, original paintings and selected prints from the book.

Monster Haiku
Friday, April 13
6-9 pm
Wildcard (4209 Butler Street, Pittsburgh)

Monster Haiku on Facebook and Twitter and on the web.

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Random Photo #9

January 18th, 2012 geekstar Posted in Art, photography, Pittsburgh, Random Photo 9 Comments »

©2012 | Robot Repair Shop, Pittsburgh PA

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N.A.S.A. “The Spirit of Apollo” Documentary Trailer

October 9th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Art, Fave Sites & Finds, Film, Geeky, Design, Web, Music, SHOUT OUT! 44 Comments »

Lookin’ good!

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Star Wars Reunion…in my living room

September 29th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Art, Film 40 Comments »

So, I’m a fan of Mr. Brainwash. He is the featured “artist” in Banksy’s Exit the Gift Shop film. The film was nominated for an Oscar this past year and it currently can be watched through instant view on Netflix.

If you purchase the DVD,  it includes the super fun “star power” glasses. Their directions state: For maximum viewing pleasure simply put on glasses, start DVD and look out the window.

My friend and I had more fun wearing the star power glasses while playing with two pink light sabers. The glasses make everything look like beautiful holographic rainbows! The hot pink light sabers are from the best store ever, five below.

hello vader.

Anyways, I received “Star Wars Reunion”, a print by Mr. Brainwash, in the mail today. I have had my eye on it for a while. I love it’s old timeyness.

“Star Wars Reunion” by Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash or Nien Numb, Lando’s Co-pilot

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May 1st, 2011 geekstar Posted in Art, photography, Random Photo 26 Comments »

photo © 2011 | as seen at “art all night lawrenceville 2011”

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Saturday! Art All Night Lawrenceville

April 28th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Art, Events, Pittsburgh 29 Comments »

Date: April 30th – May 1st, 2011

Time: 4 PM Saturday to 2 PM Sunday – Art All Night!

Location: Iron City Brewery, 3340 Liberty Avenue

Price: FREE!

Art All Night is a grassroots event staged by an all-volunteer crew. A joyful celebration of the arts and community, the show grows in popularity each year, bringing thousands of people from all over the region into Lawrenceville.

In 2010 Art All Night Lawrenceville featured work by 1189 artists and was attended by over 12,000 guests.

DJ/Video Installation Schedule
Video will run from dark until early Sunday morning. Submissions from Art All Night artists will be presented in an “installation” format until the DJ’s start, and then mixed as performance art to the music. The DJ/Video environment offers an alternative space to enjoy the all night event, visitors can view the installation from inside or outside the Iron City Brewery.

  • 12:00-1:30am Solid State Soul (Deep House)
  • 1:30-2:30am DJ Marra (Psytrance)
  • 2:30-3:30am DJ Omar Abdul (Hip Hop, Funk, Electro)
  • 3:30-4:30am DJ C-Town (Afrobeat, World)
  • 4:30-5:50am DJ N8 the Sk8 (Indie Electronic)
  • 7:00-11:00am Hear Me Project (Video/Sound from CMU’s Hear Me Project)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm DJ Llamo Ska, 80’s, Soul
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Liquid Sundays: April 10

March 24th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Art, Events, Friends & Fun Times, Music, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! 19 Comments »

What: Liquid Sundays featuring Wise Blood, Wreckids, and Huck Finn
When: Sunday April 10; 6-10 p.m. (21+ event)
Where: J. Verno Studios, 3030 Jane Street, 15203 (South Side)
Price: $12 advance; $15 door, Order tix at
Facebook Event: Click here
Past Photos:

Ticket price includes light appetizers and 3 drink tickets at the bar.

There will be a variety of local artists including:

  • David Calfo (Wood, Resin, Steel)
  • Kevin Rupert (Painting)
  • Andrew Oh Ellis (Visual Art and Design)
  • Rebecca Chiappelli
  • Laura Mustio (Photography)
  • Marcia Furman (Acrylic Paintings)
  • Adalgisa Bosonetto (Contemporary Glass Mosaics)
  • Live pottery showing by Marko Biddle

Some of the art for the event will be available for purchase from the individual artists.

“Liquid Sundays are a way for us to recognize the exceptional talent we have here in Pittsburgh, and to build connection and community around that reality” Ethan Harrington, an organizer for the event commented. “We are really excited to be hosting such a great lineup to launch this Spring event.”

Liquid Sundays is an art and music event that seeks to promote, engage and connect Pittsburgh’s dynamic art and music scene. It’s a quarterly event held at J. Verno Studios in the South Side.

This is one of Geekstar’s FAVORITE Pittsburgh events. Come support Pittsburgh’s music and art scene!

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